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You can't make people accept democracy at the point of a gun. Vietnam was a damn fool mistake. Then we went on to make the same damn fool mistakes in Iraq and Afghanistan. Maybe by next time we'll learn a lesson, but I'm not hopeful.

Should be welded onto the White House Wall.

The time to leave Afghanistan was in late 2001 when al-Qaeda and Taliban were defeated and on the run.

The request was dismissed by the US as a meaningless delaying tactic, and it launched Operation Enduring Freedom on October 7, 2001, with the United Kingdom. The two were later joined by other forces, including the Northern Alliance troops on the ground.[5][6] The US and its allies rapidly drove the Taliban from power by December 17, 2001, and built military bases near major cities across the country. Most al-Qaeda and Taliban members were not captured, escaping to neighboring Pakistan or retreating to rural or remote mountainous regions during the Battle of Tora Bora.[

I think we Canucks knew we had a problem when one of your generals insisted on giving medals to a few of our JTF 2 snipers (that technically didn't exist) in front of the international press.


OT - Nice story. Have I mentioned before that we love our immigrants?
American couple who retired in Nova Scotia leave $4.8M to local hospital

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